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Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

DANANG, VIETNAM: U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and…

Trump makes Pearl Harbour stop en route to Asia

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump paid a somber visit to Pearl Harbour ahead of his first official trip to Asia, also meeting with military officials overseeing US operations in the Pacific region. Trump and his wife Melania…

China aims for ‘world-class army’, Asia worries

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat -- for now. With purchases and…

Urban inequality a growing risk in Asia: World Bank

SINGAPORE: Widening inequality in Asia's teeming cities could lead to potentially risky social divisions, the World Bank warned Tuesday, urging governments to do more to help the urban poor. Half of the region's population live in cities…